So you shot a really nice street video bustling with people, and you want to showcase your video on the Web. But before that, you want to blur the faces of people to protect their identity. And since you captured a moving crowd, you also want to ensure that the faces continue to remain blurred as they move from frame to frame through the video.
Sounds like a daunting task?
Not any more. The new Masking and Tracking feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CC makes it easier than ever to blur out a portion of a frame and track it across the video in just a few clicks! Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.
Click here for the tutorial on blurring a moving face with masking and tracking
In this 5-min video tutorial, learn how to apply a feathered mask to protect a person’s identity and then track that mask as it moves across the frame in a scene.
The tutorial provides you sample files to try out the feature for yourself.
After you figure out how easy it is to draw and track an effect mask over a portion of a video frame, learn about the finer nuances like inverting mask selection, copying and pasting masks between clips, and more at: Masking and Tracking in Premiere Pro CC.
When you want to use more advanced masking features, you can simply jump into Adobe After Effects CC. Read more about it at Using the Rigid Mask Tracker in After Effects.
The 2014 release of Premiere Pro CC is available for download.
Like with the past CC releases of Premiere Pro, the 2014 release is again filled with many block-buster features: tighter integration with After Effects, Master Clip Effects, support for fonts from Typekit, and several more useful features that make your video editing easier than ever.
Top new features
- Masking and tracking workflows from After Effects within Premiere Pro
- Live text templates to edit text layers in After Effects compositions directly in Premiere Pro
- Master Clip effects to automatically ripple down an effect applied to a master clip to all portions of the master clips used in sequences
- Support for thousands of fonts from Typekit, auto-saving projects to Creative Cloud, and migration of sync settings
- Audio-related enhancements like, voice-over recording from the Timeline, and maintaining audio pitch during recording
- Cross-platform support for video effects and transitions
- New delivery formats, enhanced graphic performance, native format support, and much, much more
For a complete summary of the features, don’t miss reading the New Features Summary. This document takes a much deeper look at the new features and provides links to detailed feature articles.
To learn more about the features through tutorials, we have a library of video tutorials and projects to try at the Premiere Pro CC Learn & Support page.
Close on the heels of the Premiere Pro CC release in June 2013, we have another new update in less than a month!
Premiere Pro product manager, Al Mooney, describes it best:
“One of the best things about Creative Cloud is that we’re able to develop and release features in cadence with the demands of this rapidly growing and evolving industry. The Premiere Pro CC July 2013 update, available now, is the first example of that, and we’re thrilled to be able to give you multiple new editing features so soon after the first CC release – less than a month after we shipped CC.”
Read more about the new features in this blog post.
For a detailed understanding of the new features, read through the What’s New article.